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Lake Washington Institute of Technology    
  Dec 14, 2017
Catalog 2017-2018

AUTO 120 Electrical/Electronics Systems

14 credits
This course focuses on the understanding and repair of automotive electrical, electronic systems utilizing industry standards and techniques.

Prerequisites: TRAN 110 , TRAN 112 , TRAN 113 , TRAN 125 , or instructor permission

Corequisites: AUTO 124  

Quarters Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring

Student Outcomes/Competencies:
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Diagnose and repair electrical systems
  • List battery rating systems, configurations and safety
  • Replace, service, test and charge batteries
  • Diagnose, repair, replace common types of electrical circuit components
  • Use Multimeters and other types of testing equipment to test electrical circuits, components, batteries, starting systems and charging systems
  • Diagnose, test and repair/replace starting systems
  • Diagnose, test and repair/replace charging systems
  • Diagnose and analyze electrical parasitic drain
  • Diagnose, test and repair/replace lighting systems
  • Diagnose, test and repair/replace horn/wiper systems
  • Diagnose, test and repair/replace gauges/warning devices/driver information systems
  • Diagnose, test and repair/replace accessory systems
  • Diagnose, test and repair/replace door trim/power lock and window systems
  • Safely disarm and enable Supplemental Restraint System
  • Safely remove and properly replace Supplemental Restraint System components
  • Use oscilloscopes to diagnose engine, electrical/electronic problems
  • List the construction and describe the operation of sensors and actuators, their relationship to modes and strategies
  • Apply the knowledge of hazardous material laws and processes to their training and future employment

Total Hours: 220 Lecture Hours: 60 Lab or Clinical Hours: 160